Israel and Hamas Engage in War on Twitter over Gaza Conflict

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While the Israeli army and Gaza militants were busy striking each other with rockets and missiles, representatives from both sides fired salvos across the Twittersphere. Israel Defense Forces or IDF on Wednesday began live-tweeting and blogging about its current military operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza Conflict

While the Israeli army and Gaza militants were busy striking each other with rockets and missiles, representatives from both sides fired salvos across the Twittersphere. Israel Defense Forces or IDF on Wednesday began live-tweeting and blogging about its current military operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

@IDFSpokesperson announced the launch of the massive operation which began with a targeted attack against the Hamas’ military wing leader Ahmed Jabari.

After this Twitter post, @AlqassamBrigade reacted quickly by tweeting:

In addition to this the microblogging platform was also used by both to issue warnings to each other.

In response to warning issued by IDF, Alqassam Brigade tweeted:

Twitter temporarily suspended the @IDFSpokesperson account in accordance with its terms and conditions that do not allow tweets that include direct, specific threats of violence against others. In another technological spinoff, YouTube briefly removed a video clip on the official IDF channel that showed the footage of Ahmed Jabari’s assassination. However, YouTube later stated that the removal was a mistake and the video has been reinstated.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also took to Twitter to express his resentment for the attacks launched by Hamas on Tel Aviv. Netanyahu warned Hamas that Israel will not tolerate rocket attacks on its citizens.

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